2018 Topps Solo: A Star Wars Story trading cards look at the adventures of the universe’s most notorious scoundrel in the days before Death Stars, Darth and near-death Ewok experiences. It charts the second Star Wars spinoff film from the main trilogies.
While there are plenty of new faces, the configuration is a familiar one for most sets of Star Wars trading cards in recent years. That means lots of inserts and parallels plus the promise of two premium cards per hobby box.
2018 Topps Solo: A Star Wars Story Base Set Basics
The base set clocks in at 100 cards. It’s a mix of characters, story elements and artwork from the production. Not much is known about Solo thus far other than it stars Alden Ehrenreich as a younger version of the iconic Han Solo. Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) and several new faces are also part of the prequel spinoff.
Parallels play a big part of the checklist with one Yellow card landing in every hobby pack. Other levels include Black (1:2 packs), Silver (1:4), Pink (/99), Orange (/25), Gold (/10), Imperial Red (1/1) and Printing Plates. Gold and Red are both hobby exclusives.
2018 Topps Solo trading cards do have autographs and they’re from the film’s stars. No list has been released, though. Autograph parallels come in Pink (/99), Orange (/25), Gold (/10), Imperial Red (1/1) and Printing Plates.
On the much more rare side of things are Dual and Triple Autographs. Duals have Gold (/5) and Red (1/1) versions while Triple Autographs have just Red (1/1) parallels.
If a hobby box doesn’t have an autograph then it has a sketch card. These all have original art. Characters from the film are the art subjects.
2018 Topps Solo: A Star Wars Story trading cards also have manufactured patch cards. Like the sketches, these are also character-based. In addition to the base version, there are Pink (/99), Orange (/25), Gold (/10) and Imperial Red (1/1) parallels.
No images have been released thus far to showcase what the cards look like. This has been standard for Star Wars sets based on the new films. We’ll keep you posted with any new information in the months ahead.
2018 Topps Solo: A Star Wars Story trading cards at a glance:
Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 8
Boxes per case: 12
Set size: 100 cards
Release date: April 20, 2018
What to expect in a hobby box:
• Autographs or Sketch Cards – 1 Total
• Additional Autographs, Sketch Cards, Patch Cards or Printing Plates – 1 Total
• Inserts – 24
• Parallels – 24